Books

stories of change

WOTR's publication 'From ME to WE, From MINE to OURS: A story of how motivation changes people's perceptions and drives community action' focuses on how rural communities can face the challenges posed by climate change, rainfall variability and declining groundwater levels. The publication specifically focuses on the Sangamner block of Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district but it is relevant to other semi-arid and water-starved regions in the world.

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Sahaj Jalbodh Tantra-Success story of Sundarwadi

Success story of Sundarwadi, one of our watershed villages from Marathwada region where sustainable water management practices are implemented by WOTR and SIED has been published in the book written by Shri Upendra Dhonde, groundwater expert, Central Ground Water Board. The book ‘Sahaj Jalbodh Tantra’ in Marathi is published by Prajakt Prakashan, Pune.

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Community-driven vulnerability assessment and resilience building: cases from development contexts

Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to announce the publishing of a chapter named- 'Community-driven vulnerability assessment and resilience building: cases from development contexts' in the publication “Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries Through Community-Based Adaptation: Think Globally and Act Locally”. 

 
This publication is published by the 'African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, Kenya'. This book draws rich evidence from empirical CBA (Community Based Adaptation) cases by featuring wide array of stakeholders from different sectors. The publication was published at COP 22, Marrakech 2016.

 

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Reclaiming degraded lands and building resilience to climate change in Maharashtra, India

Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to announce the publishing of a chapter named- 'Reclaiming degraded lands and building resilience to climate change in Maharashtra, India' in the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) publication 'Living Land' for the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification (2010–2020). 

 
Living Land is a collection of inspiring stories tackling the challenges of land degradation and climate change, and doing so affordably. These stories explain how land degradation occurs and what we can do, and what is already being done. http://bit.ly/2svLfvM  

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Save The Girl Child

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Drop by Drop

This book is about Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) – its origin, history, values and its way of doing things. It is a narrative of how we in WOTR understand ourselves in relation to our mandate, which is to help the poor help themselves out of poverty.  This is a reflection on completion of 10 years of dedicated service to the poor living in rural India in 2003.

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Making Agriculture Climate Smart: A Compendium of Weather-Based Advisories for Management of Paddy, Finger Millet and Summer Groundnut in Akole Block of Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra

WOTR in collaboration with CRIDA, the State Agriculture University (MPKV) and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has prepared a Weather Based Crop Management plan for 3 major crops of Akole Block of Ahmednagar District in Maharashtra. In this publication, different scenarios of rainfall and other weather parameters are considered and crop management practices to be followed on weekly basis for entire season are given. This publication gives advice on adaptive crop management practices under different weather scenarios for improving soil health and farm productivity as well as maintaining ecosystem balance.

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Chief minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis releases a book ‘Climate Change Adaptation For Sustainable Livelihoods: Learnings from pilot project in Maharashtra’

Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to announce the release of a book published by NABARD - 'Climate Change Adaptation For Sustainable Livelihoods: Learnings from Pilot Project in Maharashtra ' in Mumbai on the 5th of August 2015 by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, in the presence of his Cabinet colleagues, Principal Secretaries, the Chairman and other officials of  NABARD. The book captures the experiences, the various components, activities and impacts of the Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) project  conceived and implemented by WOTR in 25 villages in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The CCA project has been funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and NABARD and supported by the Government of Maharashtra.

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Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation – Programme Designer

Climate change is already creating a host of problems for rural communities especially those dependent on climate sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture, herding, fishing, forest produce gathering, to name a few. For planners, development practitioners and researchers the challenge is to understand how a community may be vulnerable to climate change and why. With this knowledge and information, communities can be mobilised to undertake measures that help them adapt to climate change, reduce its impacts and avoid development patterns/ mal-adaptation that may make communities more vulnerable at a later date.

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